Now this is must-see TV. Our friends over at deabath.com aka Bathroom Machineries made this snappy video showing how to install new escutcheons and handles on to a 1950s American Standard sink. This style of sink — with the water spout cast right into mold — was, I would venture to say, one of the most popular sinks of the 1950s, even earlier. I see these all the time at the Re-Store… in historic houses… and they are likely in millions of houses. But as the video points out, the handles and frou frou whatever supporting them can rust out after 50 years. So here, they show you what to order to replace the old with like new. I also find this video hysterical, because…”in real life” you know you would be cursing and throwing things by the time Mr. Bathroom Machineries gets to like the 15-second mark. 😉Oh well. These guys are great, though: They really seem to know their stuff. Got a problem with parts on your vintage sink? Call them! Note: They have been longtime advertisers on the blog. But I would show this video and send them compliments even if they weren’t.
Is the barrel stuck? Watch this video.
More!, deabath.com, More! Make us some more videos!
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